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. on the campaign trail we heard governor romney say he supported a green card to the every math and science graduate from our university. why should we educate some of the best minds on earth and say sorry, no room in the u.s. economy for you? it makes no sense. they go away and compete against us rather than innovating and creating jobs here. then i took a closer look at what the republicans are actually proposing. they haven't turned the corner at all. in fact, they haven't even stepped out of their houses. they certainly didn't learn anything from the last election. the stem visa bill on the house floor this week was actually voted down in september. it was introduced with a few changes and no consultation with democrats. i want to find a bipartisan solution on immigration. i'm committed to it. i know it won't be easy. they say a journey of 1,000 miles begins with just one step. the problem is my colleagues on the other side of the aisle want to take one step and have the democrats travel the other 999.9 miles. certainly this bill isn't even a step it's a shell game. it's the same proble
. and for those who are unfamiliar with the term "stem" it stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. the hard sciences that we have too few in terms of graduates from our colleges and universities. this bill passed in the house of representatives with 245 votes, and was originally sponsored by my friend and colleague, lamar smith of texas, and is very similar to a piece of legislation i myself have introduced earlier this year. the goal of this legislation is one that i think is -- enjoys broad bipartisan support, and that is to help the united states retain more of the highly skilled immigrants who come to study at our colleges and universities. in particular, this bill would make eligible for a green card those who graduate in the stem fields who get a master's degree or a ph.d. and so we would not add to the net number of green cards that would be eligible, there is 55,000 diversity lottery visa green cards that would be substituted for by these stem green cards. now, we all know that america's immigration system is broken, and, unfortunately, it's a self-inflicted wound in many
national intelligence community. in 2011, the defense science board provided the secretary of defense guidance for a government-wide approach to preparing for the effects of climate change, concluding that -- and i quote -- "climate change will only grow in concern for the united states and its security interests." the 2010 quadrennial defense review by the department of defense noted khroeufp as one of the things -- climate change as one of the things that -- quote -- "will play important roles in the future security environment." and the white house's 2010 national security strategy stated -- quote -- "climate change threatens the security of regions and the health and safety of the american people." going back to 2008, there thomas fingar, then deputy chair for analysis said -- and i quote -- "global climate change will have wide-ranging implications for u.s. national security interests for the next couple of years." in a report requested by the c.i.a., the national research council wrote this year that -- quote -- "while climate change alone does not cause conflict, it may act as
and science and research. now, i know some of this may sound familiar to you because we talked a lot about this during the campaign. this shouldn't be a surprise to anybody. this was a major debate in the presidential campaign and in congressional campaigns all across the country and a clear majority of americans, not just democrats, but also a lot of republicans and a lot of independents, agreed we should have a balanced approach to deficit reduction that doesn't hurt the economy and doesn't hurt middle-class families. i'm glad to see if you've been reading the papers lately more and more republicans in congress seem to be agreeing with this idea that we should have a balanced approach. so, if both parties agree we should not raise taxes on middle-class families, let's begin our work with where we agree. the senate's already passed a bill that keeps income taxes from going up on middle-class families. democrats in the house are ready to vote for that same bill today. if we can get a few house republicans to agree as well, i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it my way. i got to r
by the journal of environmental science and technology. most are treated with chemicals that are supposed to prevent fire. many of the chemicals have been banned because they can cause cancer among other problems. >> that is scary. the words husband and wife getting axed from marriage certificates in washington. they will likely be replaced with more gender neutral terms spouse a and spouse b. the same-sex marriage law takes effect december 6th. >> the video you have to see a zebra and tony captured on cell phone video running wild through the streets of staten island, new york. it happened during a busy morning commute. >>> it's a zebra. it's staten island running past me. it came towards me. i tried to stop him so it didn't run into the street. it didn't stop. they were running so fast. it was like a herd moving the pony was leading and the zebra was behind it. >> behind them the petting zoo owner. he let them out of their stalls to clean the stalls and forgot to close the gate. with the help of the nypd he was able to get them back home safely. >> nypd does just about everything. >> th
what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. look this isn't my first christmas. these deals all seem great at the time... but later, not so much. this isn't that kind of deal. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. tired of fees piling up introducing chase liquid. the reloadable card with no fee reloads and withdrawals at chase atms. all for one flat monthly fee so there's zero confusion. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> is america ready for bush 3.0? not tonight, but will 51% of american voters be ready for bush 3.0 in 2016? what jeb bush is doing this week to get them ready, that's coming up. and republicans can continue the attacks on susan rice. one senate seat. that's next. new prilosec otc wildberry is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things
to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> live from america's news headquarters, i'm ainsley earhardt. the national weather service expecting another storm to hit parts of northern california on tuesday. three powerful storms drenching that region last week with 15 to 20 inches of rain. thousands had their power knocked out. the latest storm's supposed to continue into wednesday. forecasters don't expect it to be as bad as the earlier storms. as much as 5 inches of rain could fall before the bad weather moves out. one of the nation's largest teachers unions, proposing a tough exam that teachers valid to pass before entering their profession. the new report says that the exam would produce more qualified educators. the aft saying they don't want teachers to just be handed a classroom. it is being compared to the bar exam, which lawyers take. i'm ainsley earhardt. now back to "on the record" with greta. thanks for watching fox. greta. >> greta: political football. broadcaster bob costas using last night's halftime show to lecture sports fans abo
's all caught up to them. am i wrong? >> i think you're absolutely right. in science there is a principle which means that the simplest explanation for any physical phenomenon is most likely the true one. this is the clearest and most simple explanation for why a complete whopper was told to america on all five shows by susan rice. it did -- the real story would have gone against the narrative. remember the time frame here. we're just a week and a half after the charlotte convention. we are just after day after day after day of democrats dancing on the grave of bin laden, proclaiming al-qaeda dead since that was their only achievement in foreign policy, saying it over and over again, saying bin laden dead. so after saying that as a way to fend off all attacks on their otherwise feckless foreign policy, they now have the assassination of an ambassador, first time in 30 years, happening within a week and they have to find a cover story. i'm not saying there was a deliberate conspiracy from day one, but as this story unfolded, they saw a way to make this nonpolitical. one other context you g
him, and he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. it looks like this country will be divided politically for years to come. i can't imagine a situation lasting for long where one party gets working control of the entire u.s. government, controlling the house, the senate and the white house. i really can't foresee the democrats or the republicans becoming so dominant in years to come that they get the presidency, the house and a 60-vote filibuster super majority in the senate. that leads us with two ways to go down the line. that's if we want this republic to move, to take on the challenge of the time, take on the future and the people who will be the americans of the future of the latter 21st century and beyond. one is to remove barriers like the filibuster rule. as long as a lone senator, a minority of senators can log jam the entire u.s. government the people want to get something done will be in the words of tennessee williams, relying on the kindness of strangers. anyone in the minority wi
't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. thanks for staying with us, i'm bill o'reilly miller time segment tonight. get to the sage of southern california he joins us from santa barbara. miller, you are listening to all the goings on here about christmas and you say? >> they won, face the face of modern progressivism. that's the inclusive guy you just talked to a while back. i'm the american preemptive. that's the new inclusive. it's america 180. so i'm just going to lock the pod face on and i'm going to say i don't think there is a war on anything except women. i prefer to think this is a seasonal comp trton brought up by a small man named lincoln chafee who if he was more i had ole the 00 particular outside the christmas tree. for seasonal sake what has happened to this country when i sing white christmas now i will no doubt be deemed to be a racist. we have lost our mind. lock the pod face on and stay low because the inmates are subletting the asylum. the only reason they don't go over santa is because they think he might be a mullah and they don't want to be
and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> we always love hearing from rain shower viewers on twitter @edshow and our facebook page. many of you are using the president's hash tag to tell us how you're going to spend the money you save through the middle class tax cuts. john wheat says my $2,000 will help pay my student loans, better yet, forgive my student loans so i can put my 2k back into the economy. richard sanders says, my 2k allows me to pay for my health insurance premium. and ralph from new york say, i will use my $2,000 to get romney a dog sitter the next time he takes a road trip. keep sharing your thoughts with us on facebook and twitter using #edshow. >>> coming up, louie gohmert, congressman out of texas, shares his latest conspiracy theory about the president in libya. so what does john mccain have to do with all of this? find out. it's the "big finish" tonight. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choo
the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. maybe you want to incorporate a business. or protect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. >>> vice president joe biden is known as regular joe, the guy who connects with average americans. one reason, he loves a holiday bargain. here he is at the grand opening of costco in washington, d.c. he hit the aisles and it was classic joe biden. even if the shopping spree started a bit rough. >> i didn't have my own card. i went to get my wife's card and she said, no, you get your own. >> he just reactivated his costco card yesterday and good for him because he was ready for some shopping. the first stop was for cookies. where he met a friend. >> hey. all right, man. army strong. >> as long as it's not blueberry pie, mr. vice president. so let's se
each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. for a professional cleansing device? join the counter revolution and switch to olay pro-x. get cleansing results as effective as a $200 system. guaranteed or your money back. olay pro-x. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." thanks for watching tonight. senate republicans are holding america's progress hostage with the filibuster. they have blocked legislation like the veterans jobs act, which is killing thousands of jobs in the process. now senate democrats want action. they want to change e. senate majority leader harry reid wants three changes to the filibuster. they would make debates public and provide a shorter timeframe for breaking filibusters. these are minor reforms and the filibuster can still be used. republican minority leader mitch mcconnell railed against the changed earlier today. he said they were an effort to marginalize the minority party. harry reid hit right back atd the gentleman from kentucky and referenced this comment senator john mccain made on monday. >> mr. chairman, i again apo
of couch potatoes out there. this study in the journal of environmental science and technology showed that and average there are 44 different chemicals in the couches that were sampled in different u.s. homes. some of these chemicals are known to be of concern, they've already been banned in babies' clothes, they are believe to be cancer causing in high doses. >> is it from sitting on the couches, breathing in the air, exactly how do you get exposed to it? >> no one has made the connection between what is in the couch, these chemicals and health. but it is known that these chemicals exist in the couch and this study simply described the variation and the main type of chemicals in koups, and the authors of the study say let's try to keep your couches clean and don't save a couch for 15 or 20 years like most people do. jenna: if you have a really nice couch -- you know, doc, i think about our viewers with this. if you watch the news today we are already telling people b be ware of the fiscal cliff, an islamic egypt, a nuclear iran and if you want to sit on your couch this weekend be war
, in political science, and, you know, norm knows more than i do, but look at house majority parties, hey, that tells us a lot how they behave today. they try to structure the environment in a way to win, and they do so by controlling the agenda and preventing minorities to participate in the legislative process. that's not a surprise to anyone. that's what's done in the senate today and that's not the way the senate has been run. there's a number of tools that they have at their di poe sure to do that. third is filing cloture. we're familiar with that. filing cloture is something done out of weakness by the party, but it's actually a tool for the majority, a weak tool, but it is a tool to provide certainty, limit on amendments under circumstances, and allows the symbolic gesture on their part to create a line, a demarcation, clear for people who are for and against something. in the house, you do that with a closed roll, whatever you want. i think more egregiously, we have the same day closure. typically, you file cloture, the idea is the bill's on theññr fl, filibuster it, and the maj
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, science, and research. now, i know some of this may sound familiar to you because we talked a lot about this during the campaign. this shouldn't be a surprise to anybody. this was a major debate in the presidential campaign and in congressional campaigns all across the country and a clear majority of americans, not just democrats but also a lot of republicans and a lot of independents agreed we should have a balanced approach to deficit reduction that doesn't hurt the economy and doesn't hurt middle class families. and i'm glad to see, if you've been reading the papers lately, that more and more republicans in congress seem to be agreeing with this idea that we should have a balanced approach. so if both parties agree we should not raise taxes on middle class families, let's begin our work with where we agree. the senate's already passed a bill that keeps income taxes from going up on middle class families. democrats in the house are ready to vote for that same bill today. if we can get a few house republicans to agree as well, i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it my way. i'
behind in science and math. let's create five new programs. that has been the approach. >> reporter: as we speak treasury secretary tim geithner is meeting behind closed doors with the white house point man on congressional affairs with senate majority leader harry reid. perhaps we'll learn more about what kind of spending cuts the democrats are proposing after that meeting is done. jenna, back to you. jenna: we'll talk a little more about that now, doug. thank you very much. jon: yeah. let's go behind the scenes of the talks to avoid the fiscal cliff. it seems the framework for a deal actually might be taking shape. if so, what will it look like? david drucker has been nosing around a little bit. the associate politics editor at "roll call." when you hear senators and speaker of the house come out and talk it doesn't sound like they're all that close, david. are you optimistic? >> well i'm sort of on the fence here, jon. whenever you hear members of congress talk about any kind of fiscal cliff deal you have to approach it with a sort of believe everything and believe nothing attitu
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and science you will eventually lose the innovation raise. you are not going to be able to educate people to the jobs that are available, those jobs will go elsewhere. our global growth and competitiveness and that in some ways is the most obvious link. we are not preparing people for the work place, the workplace of the twenty-first century, we are not going to longer be the world's most competitive and innovative economy. more surprising for me was brought to us by the former chief, former secretary of the army who talked about the problems of the education system and the relationships of the armed forces, the inability of fully 70% of americans actually qualify for service in the armed forces ought to be a red flag for anyone. there are other reasons for-obesity, a fair amount of it is people can't pass the basic skills tests. just imagine that. a country developed country, the most powerful country in the world, to get into the military. the analog for that is secretary of state, realizing how few people start to learn foreign languagess in a timely fashion, how many people can actual
that. >> i took rocks for jocks geology, science requirement. >> i did that too. i almost failed. >> ah. >> seriously, i had pretty -- i had really good grades as long as it was liberal arts but had to take one more science class and waited till the last semester and started calculating out my average, it was like, objection, my god, i got to get a 94 on this test -- i failed and i -- had like a "d" and i don't graduate and my family is coming up. talk about sweating. i'm sweating just thinking about it high. >> you hit the number though. >> i hit the number. >> you could do that math. >> i could do that math. >> les miles is doing math as we speak as he thinks -- >> should les go to arkansas. >> 5.25 versus -- >> lsu expects you to be number one every year. if you're not they hate you. >> build the program up. that's exciting. >> all right. >> get lsu to pay more. >> which i think he's due. i think this is negotiations. >> i don't think you need to say that for him but you still helped him. still ahead the author of a buying gras fry on winston churchill discusses the life of the rever
, the bringing in a science and technology. you are a world bank guy. you went to harvard and dell was science and technology. here we are was tremendous knowledge in these fields. we talk about helping democracies. how do you see that from not only indicating these villages but scholarships and others, whether it is the french, the canadians, the brits, so that there are always for educational, the empowerment of women come are raising their status, inclusion. the american bar society and all those groups. what do you think about that? is it such that unless you have big muscular defense, big muscular foreign aid? i don't think america will ever be a wimp in anything, but i have an additional school of thought. what do you think? what could help that in america? >> thank you. generally, to speak a very frankly and what you have requested, the support of law enforcement in colombia has been helpful. that is a first step. as you said coming in several points to develop. increasing security capabilities and increasing the state's capability to promote human rights. in a case like ours, we have h
science -- that we can end the aids pandemic in the next 30 years. how exciting is that? >> but also how depressing is it when you look at this information that comes from the cdc that says more than half of the young people in the united states infected with hiv are not aware of it, people 13 to 24. 13 to 24 account for 26% of all the new hiv infections. those are people who should know better. we've had 30 years of medical research on this. >> yeah. but we actually can end aids by getting a small cohort of people around the world on to treatment. we have a small window of time. in the past for every new person we were getting on to treatment there were two new hiv infections. so the rate of hiv infections was always outpacing the number of people we could get on to treatment. when people are on treatment it's almost impossible for them to spread the hiv virus. with the tools we have right w now, with the distribution of condoms and hiv medications, you don't have to see statistics like that in 30 years. if these budget cuts go through, we'll be talking about why are these scary stati
and being ready, no matter what happens which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense from td ameritrade. we have a big, big hour and the i.q. will go way up. how are you ever going to solve the problem if you don't look at all of the pieces? >>tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >>you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. >>sharp tongue, quick whit and above all, politically direct. >>you just think there is no low they won't go to. oh, no. if al gore's watching today... [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: this is the "full court press." the "bill press show." live on your radio and on current tv. >> bill: hey, it is 14 minutes before the top of the hour here on this wednesday morning. november 28. before we get back to the issues of the day for the last two days, you have heard at this time of the program in our programs both me and stephanie miller ask for your help for the salvation army. contest we've been running here on current tv. we are no longer going to be part of t
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. >> gretchen: one student may want to study the next time a science professor made sure the whole world could see the students' wrong answer. you are got to come it your screen to check this out. the exam asks which park could be a volcano and the student circled gary busey! as in the actor! >> steve: he's a volcano. >> gretchen: i'm not sure he's a volume kay nome the student admitted to circling answers without looking. >> brian: everyone has their private strategyies. >> steve: i wonder if he will ever graduate. the reason i mention that in a hugely popular commencement speech he gave in 2009 at the university of tennessee, iconic music star dolly parton told graduates how her dream of making it big in the music industry took her from a install town in tennessee to the top of the entertainment business. >> the night i graduated from high school back in 1964, we were all asked to stand up and talk about what we were going to do with the rest of our lives and everybody had a different story and when it came my time, i stood right up there and said, i'm going to nashville and i'm going to be
it is superstition but it is not like there is a science to winning the lottery. >> you don't get a better chance by doing quick pick. >> bill: let's hear the numbers here. i want to check here. okay. >> the number five. next up is number 23. here is a picture of ricky la grange from louisiana. he won $1 million. after that, we've got the number 22. round it out tonight with the number 29. all right now for tonight's winning powerball number and for that over half a billion jackpot, it is the number 6. cyprian. >> bill: i had a 22 somewhere and a 29 somewhere. if i could put them together. cyprian got the powerball number. >> bill: he got some dough. >> a couple of bucks. >> if you just hit the powerball, it is $2 i think. >> bill: so there were winners in arizona and missouri. red states. this is not fair. it is a conspiracy. >> that's not change we can believe in. >> bill: did you get anything at all? >> no. i'm going to double check later. i just go to the counter and scan them. >> bill: i'll never play po
a speech in which he says he wants to use the tax hike to invest in training, education, science and research. when you're in a deep, deep hole, you're borrowing almost 40 cents of every dollar you spend, shouldn't you constrain yourself and not start new programs? or if you start a new needed program, shouldn't you reduce some less valuable program to pay for it instead of just taxing to create more programs? so not once in the speech did he discuss entitlements. it's the largest item in our government, entitlements. not once did the president of the united states discuss with the american people the problem of social security, medicare, medicaid are on an unsustainable path and are at great risk. shouldn't the president honestly talk to the american people about that? he didn't discuss our $16 trillion debt and how the debt commission that he appointed indicates that we're on an unsustainable path heading to a fiscal crisis. he did not discuss that. or the economic catastrophe that could occur if we don't get off this unsustainable path. the president should lead on these thing
objection, so ordered. mr. coburn: advances in biological science have changed the way we view disease. we now recognize the dysfunction of specific biochemical pathways. not disease specific pathways, biochemical pathways that govern cell behavior that may be similar in specifically disparate diseases or quite different in patients with the same disease. so what they're saying to you through this letter is that of course they're going to do what we tell them to do. but the very intent of what we're wanting to accomplish is you're going to delay the outcome. because we haven't significantly in the last three years, significantly increased n.i.h.'s budget, so limited dollars are going to be spent as directed through this recalcitrant bill that aren't going to direct the translational research and biochemical pathway research that they're in. and i would just tell my colleagues, in the next ten years, we're going to see such phenomenal changes in -- in our approach to disease and the treatments for that. and the reason we're going to see it is because we quit looking at diseases and we start
from mars but in reality once we decide what we're going to do we have a science operational working group. we decide what we're going to do and the sol is a martian day. we write the script. we program -- we write the program. that takes about six hours to write. and then it gets sent from the deep space network to mars where the rover picks it up and the rover does all of those operations during that day. it gets that information first thing in the morning and then it is with us all day long. you program an entire day in one sitting. >> i love that name. did you say deep mars network? >> deep space. reporting live from the deep space network. so that's interesting. why do a whole day's worth of instructions at one time? is it more efficient form the machine? does it -- >> there's always this 20-minute light delay. in writing the program writing the scripts it's called, takes a little bit of time to do. we have to get together and review things. doing it in real time is inefficient. the way the rover wo
. jekyll technology parts. >> science, technology, engineering and math are fundamental to the growth of the economy and the united states obviously has work to do, my oldest daughter is doing her doctorate in math. there's a substantial contribution to national security in any case. with respect to the dr. jekyll and mr. hyde bit, economic growth is fundamental and innovation is the key engine for that and freedom is the foundation for that. i think we will see this play out in interesting ways globally including within china, and as we work to have a very open system economically and take advantage of technology, we also need to look at what needs to be done to deal with the threats of not just cyber but biotech and so on and look at doing that in partnership, and the partners we look at, and a substantial conversation about the rules of the road in cyberspace, we do that with many others, a fundamental issue. >> got a little bit from global security, the issue of the islands is primarily an issue of energy, and we are seeing it all over the world today, we don't have good mechanism
times the total investment made of r&d, science and education. if we permit that to happen we are assured a slow-growth crisis that is what will happen if we don't do anything. mike, please takeover. >> i don't claim to be an economics expert. but from the national security standpoint i have felt for years not just the health of our economy around the world but those that generate positive outcome and from the defense standpoint as pointed out if said that continues to grow it will continue to eat at us and when you put in good time bomb of the sequestration it was supposed to be so heinous that congress would never permit it to happen but yet we're on the verge andover what we have been fighting over the last decade at a time when there is clearly increasing pressure on the defense budget and i have said it should pay its fair share. with the media impact to get to a part of your question and i worry about the acceleration to create a hollow force very rapidly. and the president does what he says he will he takes it off the books of any cuts with the totality focused on a ver
the 60th anniversary of the graduate research fellowship program of the senate science foundation. the presiding officer: is there objection to proceeding to the measure? without objection. mr. cardin: i further ask that the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be laid on the table with no intervening action or debate and any statements related to the matter be printed at the appropriate place in the record as if read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. cardin: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that when the senate completes its business today it adjourn until 9:30 a.m. on thursday, december 6, 2012, that following the prayer and pledge, the journal be approved to date, the morning business be deemed expired and the time for the leaders be reserved for the use later in the day. that following the leaders' remarks the senate be in a period of morning business until 11:45 a.m. with senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each with the previous order regarding retirement speeches remaining in effect and followi
about this. in political science, if you look at the way house majority participate, it tells us about the way the senate majority is trying to behave today. they try to structure the environment so they can win, and they do so, but controlling the agenda at preventing the minority from participating in the process. that is not a surprise to anyone. that is what is being done in the seventh, and that is not how the senate has traditionally been run. there is a number of tools they have at their disposal to do this. the first one is filing closure. filing culture is something that is done out of weakness on the majority party -- prepared is a tool for the majority provide certainty in the process, provides a symbolic gesture on their part to create a demarcation that is clear. it is the only way in the senate you can do those things. in the house to conduct with a closed rule. more egregiously cannot we have this thing called same day cloture, where the idea is the bill is on the floor, the party filibusters' it for a while, and then the and ciardi, it's down and says which cannot get a
or msnbc that catered to a certain audience and psychology and political science because it cognitive discipline. people tune in to what they want to hear and get their views reinforced. talk radio was just beginning to flourish and you didn't have the internet. the internet now has a content ratio of information coming over the internet very, very high. and get 50% of people get their information of the internet. and the sites dillinger here to get this passed along. these are not what i would call efforts to bring us together. these tend to be polarizing mechanisms that make it more difficult to achieve a compromise. the speaker were to go off and cut a deal by the time he's back on capitol hill with sean hannity they didn't make it. the members phones lit up like a christmas tree, the switchboards of angry people to talk about what they've heard. it makes it very difficult for the members that there is another factor that has come in that isn't talked about as much but it's equally important at least in the mind of policy makers and that is the fact that campaign financing has chan
energy and commerce committee. science is clear. cutting carbon emissions over the long term is key to reducing the risk of extreme weather. so i thank you for the opportunity to testify, and look forward to working together to help our fellow americans feel from hurricanes and, to ensure that we're all better prepared for similar storms of the future. thank you so much. >> thank you represented. and i would go -- welcome. >> thank you, madam chairman. very much appreciate the invitation to speak before this committee today. i am very proud to represent staten island and brooklyn. staten island was one of the hardest hit areas of all new york city. i was on the ground from the moment the storm started. the amount of devastation that i saw was unimaginable. 24 staten islanders lost their lives. families lost everything. homes were literally torn off their foundations. some collapsed. large boats, yachts were scattered deepened the neighborhoods piled up on two peoples homes. more than 100,000 were without power for weeks. people slept in a cold, damp home, and for his of to move to a
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